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Micro Monday: "Failure in Full View"

Failure in Full View

For most people, without a net is mere cliché, but for my family it’s everyday life. Grandpa Karl insisted on it, though Uncle Heinz—business manager and non-aerialist—quietly objected. Grandma, too, who might have been thrilled by it as a young woman but soon came to value their continued life together over bravery and daring. A shared life ended by a strong gust of wind and a wrong step.

Though the act went on, it was never the same after San Juan.

Years later, some rock band called themselves the Falling Wallendas. I never appreciated the humor.

June 19, 2006 in Fiction, Micro | Permalink

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